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While searching for an original Ray Cook putter for my GrandSon, I came across 5 golf bags of "transitional" steel shafted clubs (some Gibson & Kroydon clubs plus...will clean & put up here cuz they need iding also) & a box of what looks like clubs meant for hickory shafts...

What's weird is that 1 has "pat applied for", 4 have "REG.U.S.PAT.OFF" w/a patent date "Sept 13 1927" & 1 has "REG.U.S.PAT.OFF" w/no date. Also interesting is the numbering, like 16, 17, 18 but no names. They are all Spalding Kro-Flite SweetSpot irons & on the sole of the #18 are 3 crows, on the #1 are 2 crows, & on another are 2 punch marks...None of the registration numbers match
There are a couple/few more clubheads, I'll add on after...all for hickory shafts, I think....

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2582D221-4C7D-465B-97A0-B006A9F6D3DD_1_201_a.jpeg  the #1 w/2 crows

 

 

5DB6AF8C-32FF-42F8-813D-A8FAB77BA78D_1_201_a.jpeg  the #18 (or is it #19) w/3 crows

 

 

39296EC4-8295-4B10-97AE-9307F9EE2DF9_1_201_a.jpeg  2 punch marks under a number I can't make out

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The 1st 3 pics are a "The Draper-Maynard Co's" LuckyDog 2 mid-iron (I'm guessing the SS on the sole, means Stainless Steel);

The next 2 pics are a Wilson "The Wilsonian" putter, with "AimRite" in mid face;

The next 2 pics are an AG Spalding Model M-16 putter;

The last 2 pics are an AG Spalding Kro-Flite 4 iron (still has a broken shaft in)...

 

The is a mark on the Wilsonian of a hammer, and I saw similar on some of the clubs in the bags I mentioned, and some w/an anvil...not sure who forged them...

 

Thanks for looking

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A9C53916-E427-4CF7-9B1B-EEC2B1D33572.jpeg  is that the sweet spot?

 

 

84486A71-0488-467C-A27B-60DD41ACEDE2.jpeg  hammer mark

 

 

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07CCEF1E-72BD-42B2-8FBE-7A6FCF842060_1_201_a.jpeg  Spalding putter

 

 

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42B43B52-DFB3-4D7D-8429-62CCBB05A2E5_1_201_a.jpegthe 4 iron

 

 

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These two putter heads were in the same container...not sure if the first is "vintage", I have no idea of age, country of origin....anything. Wondering if this might have been a belly putter? The back inserts have the following on the Inside: "Newton's Allingment Correcting Stabalizing Design & a patent number"...Is the image a stylized lion?


The second putter head, I thought it was a Bullseye putter till I looked at the sole...I remembered something Jiggered said in his last YouTube video, that the John Letters Golden Goose was being played long before the Bullseye, so thought a Spalding "60" brass putter might also have existed...I can find no info on it either anywhere on the net...there was a Jerry Barber #60, but it looked like it was influenced more by the Ping Anser...

 

 

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56BAD7EE-8394-431B-85E3-058AC42D81F1.jpeg  looking down, the face is towards the top of the pic

 

 

EE60B536-BBE9-401C-A2FC-D1A0D62895CC_1_201_a.jpeg  the back with the lettering within

 

 

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Thanks for looking

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On 11/29/2022 at 6:04 PM, bcstones said:

While searching for an original Ray Cook putter for my GrandSon, I came across 5 golf bags of "transitional" steel shafted clubs (some Gibson & Kroydon clubs plus...will clean & put up here cuz they need iding also) & a box of what looks like clubs meant for hickory shafts...

What's weird is that 1 has "pat applied for", 4 have "REG.U.S.PAT.OFF" w/a patent date "Sept 13 1927" & 1 has "REG.U.S.PAT.OFF" w/no date. Also interesting is the numbering, like 16, 17, 18 but no names. They are all Spalding Kro-Flite SweetSpot irons & on the sole of the #18 are 3 crows, on the #1 are 2 crows, & on another are 2 punch marks...None of the registration numbers match
There are a couple/few more clubheads, I'll add on after...all for hickory shafts, I think....

4DBC94E3-AF0A-4334-BF92-B97897521C9E_1_201_a.jpeg

 

 

59C358D1-6D0C-44FB-BB70-5C46237C90FC_1_201_a.jpeg

 

 

56DBF702-54D8-4CC1-8F8A-50EC3C0B97A5.jpeg

 

 

FEDD4902-B0F8-405A-8753-AA5AD00537C1.jpeg

 

 

2582D221-4C7D-465B-97A0-B006A9F6D3DD_1_201_a.jpeg  the #1 w/2 crows

 

 

5DB6AF8C-32FF-42F8-813D-A8FAB77BA78D_1_201_a.jpeg  the #18 (or is it #19) w/3 crows

 

 

39296EC4-8295-4B10-97AE-9307F9EE2DF9_1_201_a.jpeg  2 punch marks under a number I can't make out

Nice I play some sweet spots and although not Scottish or St. Andrews nade play pretty well. The 19 is probably 51 degrees, 17 45 that’s what usually find 

 

if your looking to get rid of them. I’m open 

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1 hour ago, Wham49 said:

Nice I play some sweet spots and although not Scottish or St. Andrews nade play pretty well. The 19 is probably 51 degrees, 17 45 that’s what usually find 

 

if your looking to get rid of them. I’m open 

Thanks, however not looking to "get rid of them"  LOL!!! ...still wondering about the "mild English steel" tho. I'm pretty sure companies like Wilson, & even Hogan, had facilities in Scotland or, like Hogan, had a deal w/Scottish or English golf companies....so did Spalding?

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25 minutes ago, bcstones said:

Thanks, however not looking to "get rid of them"  LOL!!! ...still wondering about the "mild English steel" tho. I'm pretty sure companies like Wilson, & even Hogan, had facilities in Scotland or, like Hogan, had a deal w/Scottish or English golf companies....so did Spalding?

Most of the better US makers had Scottish trained makers Cleek makers they were called, so ya they probably used the steel that they knew was good across the pond

every sweet spot I have seen has the Mild English stamp also the Reg number means that the were custom made 

 

the birds on the sole are nice, more birds the heavier it is, the 19 I saw had 3 so maybe high C swing weight. Mine had 2 and us a C1, club weight was really light back then

 

find some  shafts and play them, play way better than you would think, they do dig in if you get a little steep or quick with them, hit them well and the feeling is awesome

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17 minutes ago, Wham49 said:

find some  shafts and play them, play way better than you would think, they do dig in if you get a little steep or quick with them, hit them well and the feeling is awesome

my intent exactly....been collecting hickory shaft clubs since my time helping an Elder Pro in his shop...hold up has been a move that put everything on hold till I get garage space "split" between woodworking, bicycle space, fishing rod space and golf space LOL alot of space in a single vehicle garage LOL

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24 minutes ago, bcstones said:

my intent exactly....been collecting hickory shaft clubs since my time helping an Elder Pro in his shop...hold up has been a move that put everything on hold till I get garage space "split" between woodworking, bicycle space, fishing rod space and golf space LOL alot of space in a single vehicle garage LOL

I pack everything into my man cave, wife won’t come upstairs anymore, can barely even get down the hallway

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On 12/2/2022 at 2:08 PM, bcstones said:

I have seen that cleek mark...any idea of the maker?

 

it's Spalding's cleek mark for clubs made at their factory in Dysart, Fife, Scotland.

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16 hours ago, The Aspidistra in the Hall said:

Both Spalding cleekmarks. Exmoor ( note spelling) is an upland area in SW England. Looks like a non topline Spalding of some sort.

 

OOPS....sorry about spelling, memory failed & then I failed to really look at the pic I downloaded....that said, I wonder if the "L" is Lady's?

 

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7 hours ago, bcstones said:

OOPS....sorry about spelling, memory failed & then I failed to really look at the pic I downloaded....that said, I wonder if the "L" is Lady's?

 

It's certainly the convention.

Some less scrupulous sellers will claim it stands for 'lightweight', but I think that says more about them than the clubs.

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